From Chevrolet Press: The 2010 Chevrolet Agile hatchback brings the latest in advanced exterior and interior design, comfort and convenience features, and technology, introducing the latest evolution in engine efficiency: the 1.4L (Econo.Flex) engine with the new electronic management system developed by GM.
Chevrolet has established a new benchmark in the compact hatchback market segment with the October 2009 launch of the Chevrolet Agile, a model fully developed in the most advanced automotive technology center in Latin America located in Brazil and produced in Argentina. Available in two versions for Brazil — the LT and LTZ — and three versions for Argentina — the LS, LT and LTZ — the Chevrolet Agile was developed to meet the needs of modern motorists.
Under the hood of the Chevrolet Agile is the already familiar and efficient 1.4L engine, which produces 102 hp at 6000 rpm when fueled with alcohol and 97 hp when running on gasoline — developed by GM Powertrain. Also featured is the new "System Zero," an engine management system designed by GM exclusively for 'flex fuel' vehicles like the Agile — it can be fueled with alcohol or gasoline, or with both at any mixture ratio.
The new engine management system contains one of the most complete software programs in the automotive industry. The software was created, designed and developed by General Motors. The system incorporates the company's global expertise in engine management, and it comes with the latest generation of sensors that can effectively measure the amount of air taken in by the engine, thus enabling a more accurate calculation of the amount of fuel to be utilized, contributing to improved fuel consumption.
The Chevrolet Agile will initially be sold in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.